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Rox. real estate market heats up

Roxbury’s real estate market may be off to a strong start. While Roxbury sales prices are substantially lower than in many neighboring communities of Jamaica Plain, South Boston and the South End, pressure from those markets may continue to push ...

Council extends urban renewal

The Boston City Council voted 10-3 to extend for six years the controversial program, which the BRA says it needs to facilitate large, complex development projects.

School Committee approves BPS budget

The Boston School Committee voted last week to approve the mayor’s latest budget proposal, even as many committee members expressed disappointment with the options before them. The vote followed a charged public testimony session, in which many students, parents, teachers ...

Gabrielle Farrell

Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang today announced the appointment of Gabrielle Farrell as deputy chief of staff of Communications for Boston Public Schools. In this position, Farrell will drive many of Boston Public Schools’ key ...

Walsh announces more than $28m to support affordable housing in Boston

Mayor Martin Walsh announced $28 million in funding awards to support the creation of affordable housing throughout Boston. The funding, which will preserve or produce 837 housing units, comes from $21 million of federal and local resources awarded through the ...

Residents can use online mapping tool to comment on city planning

The Imagine Boston 2030 team has turned to Cambridge tech startup coUrbanize to provide a digital mapping tool to broaden the ways residents can share ideas on city planning.

Keep-the-cap campaign kicks off

Opponents of a 2016 ballot measure that would lift the charter cap kicked-off a more formal effort last week, with the launch of the Campaign to Save Our Public Schools.

City gives green light to Garrison Trotter Phase II project

The Boston Redevelopment Authority and Department of Neighborhood development approved the development of 18 new residential units on vacant land on Harold and Crawford streets by Windale Development.

Fourth graders are getting unequal educations, says Chang

School Superintendent Tommy Chang gave a keynote address at The Boston Foundation last week reflecting on the aspirational goals noted in his 100-Day Plan. Discussion focused on targeting educational inequity, evident at early ages and which, if not tackled, only ...

Children, parents protest new BPS budget proposal

The latest Boston Public Schools budget proposal provoked outcry from parents, students and teachers, many of whom expressed fears that the plan will harm the education of young children and students with special needs. Several teachers told the Banner at ...

Lack of jobs strikes city unequally

A new report from the city Office of Workforce Development and the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s Research Division shines further light on those struggling to make a living in the midst of the city’s economic boom. Although Boston’s unemployment rate remains ...

State Senate candidates speak at Chinatown forum

A new coalition of Boston Asian-American organizations hosted a forum March 16 to introduce candidates in the First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senate race to a Chinatown audience. Less than a month remains before the April 12 primary election that ...

BRA JP/Rox plan raises questions

The BRA’s Plan: JP/Rox process has involved an unprecedented degree of community participation and inter-agency cooperation, by many accounts, yet has left some JP/Rox community members, including those on the appointed advisory group for the plan, feeling nervous and not ...

Jackson calls for hearing on school discipline disparities

In the wake of revelations of high suspension rates at certain Boston schools, City Councilor Tito Jackson last week filed a hearing order to examine disparities in the administration of school discipline in the Boston Public Schools.

JoAnn Price

JoAnn Price, recently named by Dow Jones as a “Woman to Watch” in the limited partner community, will give the keynote address at the 41st Anniversary Awards Gala of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC).